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Vander ventures to ‘Wild West’

She'll play villain Branagh's henchwoman

Musetta Vander, last seen as Queen Sindel in New Line Cinema’s “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation,” has joined the cast of in “The Wild, Wild West” at Warner Bros.

In the film starring Will Smith and Kevin Kline, which is inspired by the hit TV series of the 1960s, Vander will play the henchwoman of the villain, Kenneth Branagh. Salma Hayek also stars.

Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, who also produces along with Jon Peters, pic is skedded to begin shooting in L.A. in May.

The film is scripted by Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman and exec produced by Bill Todman Jr., Joel Simon, Kim Le Masters, Tracy Glaser and Barry Josephson. Graham Place co-produces.

Vander is onscreen now in Periscope Pictures’ “Gunshy” and appears in MGM’s upcoming “Molly.” Credits include “Under the Hula Moon” and two films for HBO — “Edge of Darkness” and “Monolith.”

Vander has made guest appearances in the television shows “The Sentinel,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Highlander,” “Soldier of Fortune” and “Murder, She Wrote.”

Vander’s deal was brokered by Gary Rado of the Agency for the Performing Arts and her manager, Richard Kerner of Doxon Entertainment.

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